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Department of Nutrition, Semnan University of Medical Science, Semnan, Iran.
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In diabetes, the main part of treatment is left on the patient himself, so their knowledge in different aspects of treatinent, specially the nutritional management, is of great importance. Our study with the aim of surveying the nutritional knowledge of diabetic patients was conducted in Semnan, in 1997. In this descriptive study, the initial data were gathered through questionnaire and face to face interview of 255 diabetic patients (selected by simple sampling), referring to physicians, clinics and hospitals. Results have revealed that 74% of patients were aware of obesity disadvantages and 64% were aware of liquid oil preference to other oil products. They were informed of some disapproved sweet materials, containing simple and filtrated carbohydrates, whereas 78% of patients were not aware of increasing the diet meals and using foods containing soluble fibers with low glycemic index. In the meanwhile, 69% of patients have not consulted a nutritional specialist for diet planning. It seems as if patients need more information about diet effects on disease control, knowing useful, approved and disapproved foods and materials, and also managing diet planning .
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Radiology
Received: 2020/02/16 | Accepted: 2020/02/16 | Published: 2020/02/16

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